Australian singer Kylie Minogue was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2005, when she was 36 years old.
At the time, she was about to embark on the Australian leg of her Showgirl tour, which she immediately cancelled. Following an initial misdiagnosis, she sought a second opinion.
“I actually did my Showgirl tour having been for a check-up and told everything was fine. If you have any doubt, go back again”, she said in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres.
“So my message to all of you and everyone at home is: Because someone is in a white coat and using big medical instruments doesn’t necessarily mean they’re right.”
Kylie initially underwent surgery in Australia and chemotherapy in Australia and France.
The then French Culture Minister said “doctors now even go as far as saying there is a Kylie effect that encourages young women to have regular checks”.
In 2010, Kylie became part of the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer initiative and was photographed by Mario Testino.
That same year, she hosted a charity concert to raise money for cancer charities and awareness of the condition.
In April 2014, she launched the One Note Against Cancer campaign, auctioning notes of her song ‘Crystallize’ to fans, whose names would then appear in the video.
Kylie is back on top form these days, and recently celebrated the 10-year anniversary of her diagnosis with “a bit of champagne and crying a lot and feeling very happy and joyful and thanking all my friends and family”.
Her latest album is a Christmas special called Kylie Christmas, due for release on November 13.
The album features 13 tracks, including several duets. Guests on the album include Kylie’s sister Dannii, comedian James Corden, and rock icon Iggy Pop. Thanks to the magic of digital wizardly, the legendary Frank Sinatra will be making a posthumous appearance on ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’.
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